Taking the train is a regular part of many people’s daily commute to work and is a quick and convenient means of travel. As train stations can become extremely busy and many people are rushing to board, accidents can happen. Although they are rare, you could have an accident in the waiting area, on the railway line or on the train itself so it pays to be aware of your surroundings. Even those who are careful can still have an accident or sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence. So what kinds of hazard should you look out for?
How can I sustain an injury at a train station?
You can either sustain an injury through carelessness, a freak accident or due to someone else’s negligence. Possible injuries can be sustained from slips, trips and falls which are particularly dangerous when so close to electric rail lines. Electrocution can occur, serious head injuries and broken bones may be sustained and at best, you may come home with some bruising or scratches. If you were not at fault for a fall on the railway line, then there may have been negligence on the part of the train station staff or management. You may also sustain an injury while inside the station, whether it is in one of the stores or whether it is in the waiting area. All escalators, stairways and elevators must be regularly cleaned and maintained to ensure the safety of passengers rushing to board a train. If you have an accident that is not your fault at a train station, then you could prevent it from happening to someone else by pursuing a claim and highlighting the issue.
What to do if you are injured at a train station
If you sustain an injury that is the fault of another, then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice. We have a team of experts on hand to discuss your accident with you and they will be able to give you a free, no-obligation quote for compensation you may receive. You may have sustained a short-term injury at a train station or you could be suffering the effects of an injury that happened a long time ago. Provided it happened within the last 3 years, you can still give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline to pursue compensation from the company at fault.
Date Published: April 20, 2014
Author: David Brown